Horror tagged posts

One (More) Night

I used to hate traitor games... until I discovered One Night Ultimate Werewolf. Read on to find out what it is about Bezier's game that hooked me on the trator mechanic.Read More

A Study in Dystopia

It is the immensity, I believe. The hugeness of things below. The darkness of dreams.

– Neil Gaiman

So starts a wonderful, mind-bending journey into a realm shared by HP Lovecraft and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in equal measure, and threaded together in a way that only Neil Gaiman could manage in a short story called A Study in Emerald. And when Mr. Geekess found out that the Gaiman short story was being turned into a board game, we were quick to kick-start it, even before our board game addiction had properly kicked in.

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Haunted Houses Breed Betrayal

“I’ll do it if you do it.”
“I dare you.”
“What are you? A scaredy cat?”

It doesn’t take much imagination to picture¬†the conversation that is going on between the characters of Betrayal at House on the Hill before they decide to enter the mysterious, very obviously haunted, house. I blame American television for that. There are no haunted houses in South Africa – the closest that we’ve got are tokoloshes and tsotsis. And yet, we all know that when a group of people enter an abandoned house together, they are all going to die. Or most of them will. Or there will be some kind of heroic person who dies to save everyone else. All of these scenarios and more are played out in Betrayal at House on the Hill.

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